Located on the coast of the island of Crete, 40 mi/64 km east of Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos is a popular tourist hub because of its charming beauty and proximity to a handful of smaller villages and islands. The city, which thankfully for visitors retains its small-town feel, is somehow both sleepy and bustling, contemporary and historic.
Most visitors enjoy seeing Lake Voulismeni, locally referred to as just The Lake, which was once freshwater but now connects to the ocean. A number of small ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.